James ‘Jim’ Provett started his career at Hartlepool United, making his debut in 2002, and going on to make 66 appearances for them until he signed for Bury in 2007.

He spent a year there before moving on to Harrogate Town and Gateshead. He joined Northern League Norton in 2010, and rejoined his old club Hartlepool as goalkeeping coach in 2013.

He took up a similar role at the reformed 1883 Darlington in 2014. Registering as a player in the summer of 2015 he was part of the squad that went on to win the Evo-Stick Premier which secured Darlington’s place in next seasons Vanarama National North League and the clubs 3rd promotion in 4 years.

Jim is UEFA B qualified and has vast experience as a goalkeeping coach.